Munitions accident at army barracks

Published Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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A person has been injured in a munitions accident at an Army barracks in Co Down, the MoD has confirmed.

Munitions accident at army barracks
A member of staff has been injured at the Army barracks. (© UTV)

The incident happened at the Ballykinler camp at Abercorn Barracks where the 2 Rifles battle group is based.

Fire and rescue crew and two fire engines have attended the scene.

It is understood the injuries are not life-threatening and were sustained in what appears to be an accident. There is no suggestion the incident is related to any dissident grouping.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "I can confirm that there has been a munitions accident at Ballykinler and one member of staff has been injured."

"Investigations are ongoing and it would be wrong to comment further at this stage."

Soldiers from the unit based at Ballykinler recently returned from Afghanistan.

© UTV News
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